Upper Marlboro (Md.) Riverdale Baptist 2016 standout Sir Patrick Scott is committed to Michigan as a cornerback, but recently made the move to safety under his coaches orders, and so far the move has been a success.
In fact, Scott was in the middle of the action all night on Friday, coming up to the line of scrimmage making big hits, making sure tackles in a losing cause, as North Bethesda (Md.) Georgetown Prep defeated Archbishop, 21-7, on Friday night.
“I think I played tremendous,” Scott said. “They moved me to safety last week because a lot of teams we were playing weren’t really pass first teams. My coaches’ just thought (they should) put me in the middle of the field and make some plays, and that’s exactly what I did tonight. I was trying to help my team get this victory, but of course we didn’t come out on top. I thought I played real good.”
While Scott is rated Scout.com’s No. 58 CB prospect, he admits the move to safety has been an easy transition.
“Safety was always my first position,” Scott said. “Coming into high school I wanted to play safety. But my coaches saw some success for me at cornerback. Safety has always been in my blood, it’s what I like do -- I like to hit.”
But would he be willing to play safety at Michigan?
“I have fell in love with corner,” Scott admits. “I am looking forward to coming in and playing corner as well. If they want me to play safety, I will just do it. I just want to do what’s best for the team.”
As far as Michigan success on the field this season, Scott says he has been watching from a far.
“Michigan football is big time football,” Scott said. “They are ranked right now No. 22 in the nation, that’s real big, we’re bringing in a good recruiting class and we are looking to be successful from here.”
Adding: “I’ve watched every single game that Michigan has played and their defense has been impressive,” Scott said. “The defensive secondary looks really good as well, Jabrill Peppers is making a lot of plays, Jourdan Lewis looks really good right now. I can’t wait to get out there and be their teammates next year.”
Scott says his next plan is to possibly come up for Michigan’s annual clash with Ohio State, adding he would like to see more of the campus this time around.“I would like to see the campus, because the first time I was out there I didn’t get a chance to see everything,” Scott said. “I would just like to look around and stuff, the athletic facilities and all of that stuff.”